Interesting post on TechDirt about how the merger approval process may have been hijacked to help pave the way. This is not the first time that politicians indebted to Big Business screwed the economy and consumers. The Military-Industrial Complex has been doing that since before WWII. And the Telcos either buy the politicians and regulators or smother them to get what they want. If you want your voice to be heard, Join NFIB.